In the early afternoon hours of Friday two scuba divers, a man and a woman, were mysteriously found floating dead in the waters off of Monterey County, California. At around 2:45 p.m. lifeguards were performing CPR on one of the victims at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve when emergency crews arrived. The second victim was found floating about 50 feet from the rocks just offshore and had to be recovered by firefighters and lifeguards using a boat.
This is a very popular place to scuba dive. It is located about four miles south of Carmel or about 90 miles south of San Francisco. The waters are teaming with life as abc News described,
“The offshore area forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world, with wildlife that includes seals, sea lions, sea otters and migrating gray whales, according to the state Parks and Recreation Department website, the agency that operates the reserve.”
The fact that there was no mention of sharks frequenting the area further adds to the mystery which has officials wondering what exactly killed them. The divers most likely were certified, as certification is required in the two diving coves in the park.
No further information is available at this time. Our prayers and sympathy go out to the families and friends of the victims.
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